Man charged over alleged ‘thumbs up’ gesture

Ballymena Court

A man has been accused of breaching a Restraining Order by allegedly giving a thumbs-up sign and sounding a car horn.

Thomas Robinson (27), of Trinity Mews, Ahoghill, had the case mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court on July 11.

The charge alleges that on May 28 this year ‘without reasonable excuse did drive past and gestured with a thumbs up, then drove past slowly a second time and sounded the car horn which you were prohibited from doing by an Order made under Article 7 of the Protection from Harassment (Northern Ireland) 1997…’.

The case was adjourned to August.

He is also accused of breaching a Restraining Order on June 1 this year by making phone calls to a female ‘to harass or pester her’.

The court heard that charge is to be contested in September.

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